Crock Pot Cheesy Pierogi and Kielbasa Casserole
CROCKPOT PIEROGI CASSEROLE WITH KIELBASA – I am always so thankful when I get feedback from previous recipes I’ve shared on here. As fun and popular as the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker is right now, folks still really rely on their slow cookers for everyday meals. So I am so happy to hear you guys still want these super simple crock pot meals! Having said that, I don’t test every recipe in the both slow cooker and the Instant Pot. If I do, I will certainly put the instructions on here. If I haven’t tested it, then unfortunately, I won’t be able to give exact guidance on an Instant Pot version until I try it. This recipe for Crock Pot Cheesy Pierogi and Kielbasa Casserole is really cheesy deliciousness.
CROCKPOT PIEROGI CASSEROLE WITH KIELBASA: Meatless or not…
You could certainly make it without the kielbasa if you want something meatless. Or you can switch out the kielbasa with any other fully-cooked sausage flavor your family loves. I like the idea of substituting the kielbasa with some cooked and crumbled bacon. I bet that would be awesome! Also, there are a lot of flavors of frozen pierogies in American grocery stores these days that you can try this with. I tested this recipe with the cheese and onion flavor, but there is potato, garlic, bacon, etc. All of those will help switch up the flavor to keep it a little new and different each time you make it.
— 3 boxes Mrs. T’s Cheddar Pierogies – Regular or mini. We prefer the mini ones. They are more of a bite size and work well for this casserole.
— 4 cups chicken broth.
— 1 8 oz (ca. 302 g). Block cream cheese.
— 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
— 1 pound (ca. 454 g) kielbasa – sliced (or other cooked meat mentioned above).
— salt & pepper to taste.
Combine all ingredients in your crockpot. Cook on high 3-4 hours, or on low 6 hours.
Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty bread.